"Inside are the remains of Nurhachi, First Emperor of Manchu Dynasty."
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early life[edit | edit source]
Emperor of China[edit | edit source]
Eventually, Nurhachi came to ally with other powerful clans to build up an army strong enough that eventually defeated the Ming Dynasty and conquered China. As such, Nurhachi was made the first Emperor of the Later Jyn Dynasty, which later became known as the Qing Dynasty, and founded the Manchu state.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
In 1935, Indiana Jones was hired to recover his remains by Lao Che. Lao's son, Kao Kan, tried to steal them from the archaeologist first, which resulted in a broken wrist, but Jones later delivered Nurhachi's ashes to Lao Che at Club Obi Wan in exchange for an elusive diamond.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The historical Nurhachi is credited with ordering the creation of a written script for the Manchu language.
Nurhachi's organization of the Manchu people, his attacks on China's Ming Dynasty and Korea's Joseon Dynasty, and his conquest of China's northeastern Liaodong province, laid the groundwork for the conquest of China by the Qing Dynasty.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Sourcebook dates Nurhachi's birth in 1559, whereas The Greatest Adventures of Indiana Jones dates his birth in 1558. As the real-life Nurhachi was indeed born in 1559, this article assumes the first provided date to be the canon one.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (First appearance) (Remains)